- ISBN 9780500284698
- 22.00 x 23.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 485 Illustrations, 463 in colour
- First published 2004
- See more books in theStreet Graphics / Street Art Series
‘An essential source book for all art and design professionals’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘The writing is on the wall for dull and unimaginative graffiti...' – The Big Issue
‘Find out, once and for all, why there’s a toaster on your street corner’ – Blueprint
Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, new ideas and new tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Stockholm to Tokyo, Barcelona to Los Angeles, Melbourne to Milan, wall spaces are a breeding ground for graphic and typographic forms as artists unleash their daily creations.
Using new materials and techniques, its innovators are creating an original language of forms and images infused with contemporary graphic design and illustration. Fluent in branding and graphic imagery, they have been replacing tags with more personal logos and shifting from typographic to iconographic forms of communication. Subverted signs, spontaneous drawings, powerful symbols and curious characters represent an unstoppable worldwide outdoor gallery of free art.
Street Logos is an international celebration of these developments in 21st-century graffiti, an essential sourcebook for all art and design professionals and a delight to everyone excited by the vitality of the street.
Tristan Manco is the author of Stencil Graffiti, the
bestselling guide to stencilled graffiti worldwide.